When can I use the word "abrogate"?
"Abrogate" is a verb that is rarely used except in formal situations. It means to 1) repeal or remove a law, right, or formal agreement; or 2) to evade a responsibility or duty. In this video, we can understand it to mean that "the international community has abrogated (evaded) its duty to protect ... " Ex: The President wants to temporarily abrogate the right to vote. (First definition) Ex: The CEO is abrogating his responsibility towards his employees. (Second definition)